Second Time's The Charm

Jordon's Story:

Second-times-the-charm | Pam Bredenkamp | Health Coach

“One of my 30 Before 30 goals was participating in the Escalante Canyons Marathon and 10-Mile Race in Boulder Utah with my husband. I felt so empowered!”

Jordon Cottam played four different sports year-round in high school and actually tried to gain weight so she wouldn’t seem so skinny. “But once I got to college, I started that yo-yo diet thing where I would reach a healthy weight, then reward myself with all the bad food I’d cut out to get to that weight, and gain the weight back again.”

Jordan reached her happy weight in 2009, when she got married. An unfortunate life event three years later sent her into a deep depression she couldn’t shake for almost two years. That’s when her OPTAVIA Coach, came into the picture.

“My ‘why’ was so motivating! I wanted to get healthy so I could have a baby. I wanted to have a healthy mindset so I could raise healthy children. I reached my goal weight in 4 ½ months on the OPTAVIA program and lost 45 pounds*.”

But there’s a second chapter to Jordon’s transformation story. After several months of struggling with a personal matter, she gained back all of the weight she’d lost and sank back into depression.

My husband saw how discouraged I was and suggested I make a list of 30 Before 30 things. I realized that a lot of those goals required me to be healthy financially, physically and emotionally in order to fulfill them. I finally stopped ignoring my Coach and got back into living Dr. A’s Habits of Health.”

After getting back on track and losing the weight, Jordon decided to become an OPTAVIA Coach and help others discover lifelong transformation with OPTAVIA. “I have faith and hope in the power of this program, and feel so blessed that I found it when I did. It helps me be okay with who I am at the end of the day.”

*Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan® with support is 20 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.

Danielle's Journey

Danielles-Journey | Pam Bredenkamp | Health Coach

Healthy and Happy!

“I learned healthy eating habits, healthy shopping… I not only changed myself, but I also changed my children.”

Danielle Judge’s health journey was truly transformational. She broke her ankle in 2015 and was unable to get around, leading to a weight gain of 65 pounds on top of an already unhealthy body weight.

“I was suffering from depression, high blood pressure, and I had no energy. I wasn’t a good healthcare provider for my mother because I was tired all the time. I joined the OPTAVIA program in March of 2016 and got an amazing Coach who helped me see that this wasn’t a diet—it was a whole new way of life.”

OPTAVIA taught Danielle how to make healthy choices not just for her, but for her family. In addition to losing 150 pounds--half her body weight*--Danielle is thrilled with how happy and healthy she’s become, and where her life is going right now.

“I have so much more energy. I’m active with my children, we go bike riding and play games. Due to losing the weight, my blood pressure is better. In addition to cooking healthy for everyone, I’m also teaching my children how to make healthy choices.”

“It’s so great being a part of this amazing Community—helping people get a second lease on life.” Now that she’s a Coach herself, Danielle is paying it forward and helping others write transformational stories as successful as her own.

*Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan® with support is 20 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.